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Sep 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
virginia. nursultan in fairfax, arlington, prince william, loudoun, and stafford counties as well as the city of alexandria, falls church, manassas, manassas park, and fredericksburg. many school systems will be dealing with an influx of new students, budgets, and salary freezes. tuesday morning, turning to the mayor's race. incumbent adrian fenty secured another major endorsement. the washington examiner endorsed him, citing his record on safety, education, and improved service. the endorsement comes a week before the primary and in the midst of early voting. >>> police are looking for two men in connection with a violent home invasion robbery in woodbridge. seven people in the house, including a newborn baby, when two masked men entered through an unlocked door. the victim wanted their identity protected. >> they took everything i own and everything i saved for. >> this is where they hit me with a pistol and the gun went off. >> no one was shot during the robber left seconds before and william county police arrived. >>> a fest-moving fire tore through bonds housing resources. it's
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Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
., of pennsylvania avenue onto the westbound freeway and into virginia, stalled vehicles, there's an accident after main avenue, and i will show you the crash near the exit for 110, southbound on 395, notice the accident, traffic getting guide to the left. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that may have been left behind by and gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. he was shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe this morning, but there are still many questions. brianne carter is not the discovery channel headquarters in downtown silver spring. good morning, what can you tell us today? >> officers say that the gunman acted alone. james j. lee was well-known at discovering. a longtime protester who was upset with their programming. four hours , james j. lee held three men hostage inside the discovery channel building, beginning 1:00 yesterday afternoon when he locked into the main lobby with a handgun, a metal canisters strapped to his body, carrying a backpack and boxes believed to be
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Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
christian holiday. >> both of the virginia attorney general's and aclu supports the county policy. supervisors were clear, the hope this is the last time they have to take up the issue. >> thank you. be careful what you burn, better yet, put off plans for outdoor burning altogether. dry ground, gusty winds, and a lack of moisture in the air amounts to a dangerous trio when it comes to wildfire dangers. if you have to burn something, please keep a close eye on it and make sure any flames are extinguished. adam caskey has a look at the forecast now. we could hear the wind on courtney's microphone. >> that is right. we are in the belfort furniture weather center. we do have some dry, warm air. already 90 degrees at right and national airport. the dew point will be dropping quite a bit, because of the system moving through. look at cumberland, 77 degrees. a wide range of temperatures this afternoon. that is why we are predicting anywhere from the low 80's to 90 . more on the extended forecast, coming up. >> thank you. officials are investigating after an infant died in a d.c. home. th
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Sep 19, 2010 12:05am EDT
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Sep 28, 2010 6:00am EDT
shot his mother and then himself. >>> nearly 50 cattle died when an airplane raised through virginia livestock market. -- when flames went through. one firefighter was treated for minor injuries. or on the cause. >>> from the white house on this tuesday morning, president obama could still and be looking for another chief of staff. rahm emanuel is polis to leave his job to run for the mayor of chicago. an official announcement could come as soon as friday. >>> parents and teachers are responding to president obama bush's blunt criticism of d.c. public schools. >> the d.c. public school system is struggling. >> mr. obama told nbc yesterday that his daughters could not get the same quality education at a public school that they could get their private school. some said they agree with the president's assessment but the schools are headed in the right direction. >> there's also a lot of potential in the school system and a lot of room for hope. >> others believe michelle rhee's approach is not working. they also say parents should push for the same quality of education the president's d
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00am EDT
the entire viewing area. it does include the metro area in parts of virginia and maryland. so let's go to the doppler 7 radar. the temperatures shown in yellow. notice the yellow and the red on the radar? the very heavy rainfall clipping fairfax county. it is going to cross over the potomac and into frederick county and then hagerstown as well momentarily this morning. otherwise, a few spotty, light showers going on the high temperature about 83, becoming less humid. we'll dry out and have a fair amount of sunshine. more rainfall later this week. >> while you were sleeping there was a crash on the interloop ramp to eisenhower avenue. they are out there now repairing the guardrail so you'll mind exit ramp closed for the next 10-15 minutes. you'll find everything in your favor on the greenway, route 29 and even 270. not bad. more to come on the traffic side. we'll have the latest information from metro rail. last we heard, first trains in normal service. >> our top story now, a 2-year-old boy fighting for his life after accidentally shooting himself in the chest. and now two teenagers ar
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
drivers coming south and a lot of frederick. 355 would be the late to go. 95 in virginia, roadworks southbound between newington and richmond, one lane open to the right until 5:00 a.m. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, police searched through the night for explosives that they have been left behind by a gunman who took three people hostage at the discovery channel building. biba shot and killed by police. the hostages are safe. so many questions. the incident unfolded at discovery headquarters in downtown silver spring. courtney robinson is live with the latest developments. good morning. >> good morning. it is not clear if overnight officers discovered any more of these devices. a man who is now dead was well known at discovery, known as a longtime protester. he was upset over some of their programming. four hours, officers say this man, james j. lee, held three men hostage inside the building. it began around 0:00 yesterday afternoon when he walked into the lobby with a handgun and explosives in the form of canister is strapped to his body, carrying a backpack believe
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Sep 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >>> now we look at the day ahead. a traffic alert for driferedse in va -- drivers in virginia. get ready for changes in tyson's corner. more with these changes and how it will affect you, nash nash. -- natasha barrett. >> good morning, lisa. i have to admit, i didn't know about the changes near the mall. there was a big orange sign that surprised me. it was good it was late and no one was behind me because i had to figure out my way around to get home. so this morning will be interesting for a lot of you driving in the tyson's corner area in virginia. what is affected is the ramp in the direction going to reston and wolf trap. anyone who knows tyson's corner or lives or works in the area knows about the traffic here and it is a mess. that is due to the metro project going on in this area. here are the changes happening now. it is the ramp from 123 to westbound route 7 in the tyson's corner area. there is a new exit out here from route 123 to the frontage road all for the ongoing construction for this major dulles metrorail project. it is going from this fri friday night -- it is go
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Sep 29, 2010 4:30am EDT
construction on the beltway in virginia. on the virginia side, good at 66. this camera is revealing traffic on the 270. pretty good right now. now back to you. >> breaking news. a five-year at an apartment in northwest washington. crews are on the scene on the third 100 block of 16th street. three people have suffered burns. no word on the extent of the injuries. a crew is on the way. we will bring you more details as soon as we get them. >>> the hunt for a killer and the neighbor -- neighborhood on a large. >> a drive-by shooting in broad daylight. it happened at a busy use street corridor. we have the hard pricking reaction from one of the victims. >> good morning. police have been searching the neighborhood and working overnight continuing the search for suspects after violence erupted outside a church. violence outside of this memorial baptist church claimed the life of jamal cook. >> i heard gunshots. >> he lost his life moments after the funeral of this victim was coming to a close. an argument erupted between rival gang members gathered outside the church. shots rang out. >>
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Sep 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
of central virginia. 73 in leesburg. 76 degrees right now at reagan national airport. up near 90 again this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. you will notice some changes. west winds of 20 miles per hour and gus higher than that. >> not much to talk about on the highway. no accidents to describe on 95, the baltimore-washington parkway, good coming at the southern maryland, route 4, route 5. uneventful on 66, 95, 395, the greenway, and the dulles toll road. looking at the beltway, not much happening. welcome to o-dark-30, ladies. >>> more condemnation for plans for a florida church to burn copies of the koran. hillary clinton said during the holy book would be disgraceful. other political leaders have also come out against the plan. it would hurt all religions. >> bearing false witness against your neighbor is against the koran, is against the bible, it is against the gospels. we have to be here. >> the question we have, if we do not do would come out when to stop backing down? when do we stop giving into islam? >> thank you. >>> the burning was planned and proposed to a mosque
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Sep 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
four middle schools and high schools across northern virginia. the wrestling association confirms that heat judged matches for the past eight years and it performed skin checks on the students before they got on the mat. he has been suspended indefinitely. >> whenever there is someone like that, the neighborhood should be informed. >> a spokesman says that it sent a no trespassing letter to him. loudon county schools and tell us that they do not know if he was a referee for them. >>> and the fbi says it needs your help to try to find a dangerous serial robert that has struck across the region. here is some surveillance video. he has a large build and blue or green eyes. the suspect is responsible for some 38 armed robbery since february of last year. >>> a new charges have been filed against the woman accused of driving drunk and heading into college student in adams morgan. they have now charged her with involuntary manslaughter. it amended its original charge of aggravated assaults. one of the victims died last week she had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. >>> pre
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Sep 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
commuter a roundabout way. overnight construction in virginia on the beltway is gone. looks good on the dulles toll gaway. noaa troubles in virginia. headlights northbound headed to springfield. red is southbound on the way to richmond. a local all the way to clinton in the right lane. quiet across the american legion bridge. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, d.c. will have a new mayor. 90% of 36 reporting, council chair vincent gray has defeated incumbent mayor adrian fenty in the democratic primary. gray came out here early this morning to declare victory. fenty's spokesman says he will concede the race. the primary victory in almost guarantees the results for greg. >> what is next for the new nominee, pamela brown? >> a busy night and busy morning at the washington corridor tel. a lot of enthusiastic supporters of vincent gray. gray has ousted mayor adrian fenty. a fenty spokesperson says that the mayor has conceded and that he will call vincent gray sometime soon. he was the youngest mayor and was a big backer of education. this was a referendum of controversial school c
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Sep 17, 2010 4:30am EDT
hopkins hospital. he lives in arlington. his mother was from virginia, which is where we found another son of hers. >> he clutches on old photo of his mother tonight, walking around the family farm in recommendington, virginia, he is surrounded by memories. >> i lost my mom and my brother. >> he said his mother had been suffering for the last couple of years due to chronic back pain. his brother was always there to help. >> he tried to be with her and to do as much as he could. >> paul pardus often had his mother with him in his arlington home and neighbors say he was clearly a devoted son. >> he was very close to his mother. >> despite his work, neighbors say he would make time to take his mother to see back specialists. pardus actually attended medical school for a while himself and was determined to ease her pain. she went into back surgery and it didn't go as planned. >> the operation was unsuccessful. i guess he thought she probably wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> ronald gibson confident that's what drove his brother to take such drastic action, shooting a doctor, killing hi
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Sep 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
, about 109 hyattstown, head of the traffic in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural center near brown zeroth and eighth florida tester's protest. wiederkehr cultural center near ground zero. h-- and islamic cultural center. >> president obama and top military brass will remember the victims tomorrow. those military leaders are calling on pastor terry jones to cancel burning the qur'an tomorrow. that has caused a lot of controversy. there's confusion over an apparent deal that went bad. yesterday the pastor said that he called off the event after reaching a deal with the imam behind the ground zero mosque. >> i have his word that he will move ground zero mosque to a different location. >> but in new york the imam made clear that no deal has been struck. >> my major concern with moving muslim world will feel islam is under attack in america. >> i felt it w
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Sep 27, 2010 4:30am EDT
was virginia have been in the worst drought and we expect 3.5 inches over the next 36 hours. the rain is moving from the southwest to northeast. the light green is persistent rain. that is around the beltway and around the interstate 81 corridor. in prince george's county is very have downpours, the yellow and red. down towards upper marlboro, of to the north and east. this is fantastic. this is what we want to see. more showers down to the south getting ready to push to the north. we are in the 60's on the way to the mid to upper 70's becoming muggy. late-day storms could become severe. >>> accident on the of the beltway. after connecticut avenue, all the way to rockville pike. great picture of the beltway at new hampshire. wet roads with light volume. no problems to or from the american legion bridge. let's look at traffic in virginia. the rain is going to affect your commute this morning. it will take you longer to get there. >> thank you. >>> we began with breaking news from landover. police are searching for suspects in a deadly shooting that happened just before midnight in
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Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> a virginia woman has four days left to live. resalers will be the fourth woman executed in the commonwealth in nearly a century. gordon macdonald used to block the execution. her only option is a reprieve from the supreme court. brianne carter has more. >> 40 resalers, is running out. -- for to jeneesa lewis -- teresa lewis, time is running out. she was convicted of plotting with her boyfriend to kill husbands and his son for life insurance money. the two men who fire house this shots got life in prison. her attorney says that she was coerced by her boyfriend at the time. >> she is on the cusp of mental retardation. he found her to be an easy mark, just what he was looking for. >> prosecutors disagree, saying that if she took an active role in the crime. she will be the first woman executed since 1912. virginia residents weighed in on the issue. >> i don't think gender should play a role. women are fighting for equality all the time. >> we [unintelligible] >> that was brianne carter. the execution is set for 9:00 p.m. thursday in virginia. >>> did you to serial stabber is facin
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Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
this morning gov. bob mcdonnell declared a state of emergency in virginia. a hurricane warning was issued for the entire north carolina coast within the hour. evacuation's are underway there already. the storm has battered beaches in the caribbean already. we will get the latest on the storm track from adam caskey in a moment. first, courtney robinson has more on a last-minute preparations up and down the east coast. >> hurricane earl churns up the atlantic, residents in the carolinas are bracing for a whatever this massive storm will bring. >> time for the big one. >> hurricane watches are in place in north carolina and virginia. vacationers began to evacuate the outer banks this morning and others are stocking up. on on long island people are securing supplies to battle begins. on cape cod there taking notes out of the water and lodging for dangerous rip currents in ocean city that it already had lifeguards disease. >> it was scary. i never thought i would be in that position. i was scared. but they got me on it. >> emergency crews worry about this. 135 mile per marlihour winds.
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Sep 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
ahead here, trading state stores for transportation. the latest plan for virginia's liquor industry. >> plus more opposition to a florida pastor's plan to burn copies of the koran. we'll tell you to latest. >> first, it is chilly out there. we got a break from the 90's. how long is this going to last? >> 4:40 on this thursday morning. we have the cold front that moved through yesterday. you felt the winds accelerate and pick up along and behind that front. it is still going to be a little bit breezy today. it is coming from the northwest driveing in the cooler, dryer, less humid air. mostly sunny today. temperatures now around 60 degrees. 61 in frederick. 64 in culpepper. 63 in college park. 69 in lusby. a little breezy, northwesterly winds at 10 and 20. keep the air conditioner off. crank open the windows and let the fresh air circulate. near 80 by saturday. next chance of rain still look it is like sunday with just a few showers possible. low 80's sunday into monday. back to lisa. >> a couple of problems to report now as far as traffic to and from the american lesion bridge. -- le
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Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
morning rush, and labor day is no tron rest for some virginia dmv workers. they will be at work so people can renew or receive their drivers license. the computer glitch prevented the d.m.v. from processing for a week. 14 offices will open between 8:00-noon today. >> d.c. police are hunting the gunman who opened fire on 53rd street in d.c. two girls and man were hurt in that drive-by shooting. and we have an update on the two-alarm fire that broke out. fire officials now say the home was destroyed and the four people that lived there will need to find somewhere else to stay and the heat also damaged a neighbor's property but no one was hurt. >> and a construction worker is in the hospital after a trench collapsed. at regionnal heights. construction workers were doing foundation work when a large pile of work collapsed on a man. it took two hours to free him. he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >> 63 degrees. >> still ahead on good morning, washington, back to school on a budget. how some teachers are stocking up without having to pay a cent. >> and a dirty trick. wa
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Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm EDT
separate itself from the rest of the state. police in virginia curley provide information to ice and homeland security. moments ago, arlington became the first county in virginia to drop out in what has become a controversial program. [applause] thank arlington leaders in aniston -- arlington leaders unanimously pass legislation. >> the established relationship between the police and the community spirit >> the commonwealth of virginia sign on to the national program to 87 g. but information sharing agreement with the federal government. >> i do not think it is a violation of our rights. if you are arrested for something you did wrong, it is ok appeared >> -- it is okay. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested f
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
closed after dark. >> the suspect in this case, once again from 818-year-old eric forman. >> a virginia woman will be put to death just four hours from now. the governor and the supreme court have both refused to allow appeal. she is accused of murdering her husband instead sent to collect insurance money. >> emaar to neighborhood is still reeling from a town house fire that killed a mother and two of her five children. this happened yesterday. tonight, neighbors are talking about the mother's bravery in the midst of flames. dale is live on the scene with the latest. >> you were out here last night. you know what kind of neighborhood this is. it is filled with children and alley anderson is out here every day thinking of her kids from school, working together and enjoying life. neighbors say it is just not the same as they look at this constant reminder of a family tragedy. >> saving her children. that is what any mother would do. >> the emotions are so wrong here over alley anderson, the 25-year-old mother of five. two of her sons died alongside her. today, she is regarded as a hero. >
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
temperature. saturday, a lot of sunshine from th. let's go back to lisa. >> in virginia, we have lingering roads to go was bound to 66 degrees. they said they will be pulling it to the shoulders very soon. this is the drive on the gu ieceico mark. there are plenty of cameras to what. -- watch. we will go back to allison and pamela. >> we do have breaking news. a police pursuit that end in a hail of gunfire. this happened at around 3:00 this afternoon. it ended in southeast washington. we will standing by live with the latest details. >> there are a number of police officers out here searching this area. we have canine units out there. one person is looking for another man who got away on budget. another of individuals also fled in a stolen vehicle. it began around 3:15 a.m. this morning on silver hill road. officers say they were pursuing two cars. one was on another car. officers are blocking it. it was following. it came to a stop. the carjacking vehicle is still on the run. we know shot for exchange. no one was injured. they do have this area. they are looking for one person o
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
where we are seeing rain in west virginia and parts of the shenandoah valley. rain off and on throughout the day to day, moving south to north. high temperatures today should be in the mid 70's for most of us. we are in the mid 60's right now. upper 50's farther out west. southeast wind at 10-20. becoming gusty tonight's. if tomorrow morning rain translates to afternoon sunshine. not to lisa baden. >>> out of crofton its been a long morning on the ramp from route 3 heading onto stifter west, there is deep water at the end of the ramp. if there's a wreck betwnear 197. greenbelt road, that exit ramp to the military base is closed. virginia has a wreck north on 95 before the occoquan river near the 123 it-woodbridge exit, the right lane is closed. -- 12>>> police found a victimt before midnight in the 3400 block of dot are quoted in landover. the man had been shot and was discovered in the vehicle. he was pronounced dead at a hospital. police are searching for the gunman. >>> police hope evidence left behind will lead them to hit and run driver. a young woman suffered a critical
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Sep 11, 2010 11:30pm EDT
medical emergency. he is believed to be heading toward the district or west virginia with a female companion in a kia spectra with maryland tags 1ew-b10. >>> together again, sarah palin and glenn beck are teaming up again. plus, what the police say drove a man to kill his wife and several others. new developments in the gas line explosion that killed four people in california. host: could switching to geico really save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance? was abe lincoln honest? mary: does this dress make my backside look big? abe: perhaps... save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance?really host: is having a snowball fight with pitching great randy johnson a bad idea? man: yeah, i'm thinking maybe this was a bad idea. >>> the american hiker who was supposed to be released today remains in an iranian jail. i experts say it may indicate there is a power struggle on the country. the 31-rolled woman was not released. the country's chief prosecutor overruled home, sang the legal process has not been completed. no word on how long that will take. she was arrested along w
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Sep 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
beach in virginia. officials say you should stay out of the water at huntington beach in newport news because tests found high levels of bacteria. health officials are testing the water again this week and they say they will lift the advisory when the water is safe. >>> plenty of trouble in the tropics. hurricane igor gathering strength, threatening to become a category 5. here is a look at it from space. already at its maximum sustained winds. but it is nowhere near landfall. meanwhile tropical storm julia has formed. igor is still way out into a landing. >> far away and juliet and even farther but the storm to watch is just beginning to take shape -- i am sorry, karl. we have a igor, julia, carl. >> the alternate back and forth between boys and girls, men and women. >> got a little mixed up. sorry about that. a little fog earlier this morning. it has now lifted. a better afternoon ahead compared to yesterday. yesterday was the coldest day we had since may 19. 73 degrees as high at reagan national. a little bit of haiti's this hour or. but no showers and the forecast, at least not fo
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Sep 28, 2010 12:18pm EDT
live cards returned to the next summer. >>> spotsylvania county, virginia is sponsoring an event where groups every saturday in october can get paid $4 for every bag of litter. girl scouts, boy scouts, and high school bands often turn out to raise money for their schools. >>> money troubles for it the headstart program in d.c. schools. the program could not account for more than $300 in administrative and training expenses between 2007 and 2009 and was consistently late in providing required financial status reports. but according to an audit by the u.s. department of health and human services. school officials say they have addressed issues in the audit and they plan to implement stronger controls. >>> coming up, of women making progress in the workforce? lawmakers look closely at the gender pay gap for bosses. >>> there is a new template that will take computer lovers by storm. today and "the oprah show", jenny mccarthy opens up boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer i
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Sep 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
. police are now directing traffic in that area. >> 14 d.m.v. offices throughout the state of virginia will be open today. a computer glitch prevented the d.m.v. from processing drivers licenses and i.d. cards for about a week. today they will deal with a backlog or commerce. the offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to noon today. five metro red line stations will be closed today to do work. tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont. metro is making improvements along an 8-mile stretch of track. they are expected to reopen in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. >> president obama will announce his newest plan to jump-start the economy. observers can't help but note it comes just three weeks before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in t
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Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
. thursday of school in northern virginia. not that outside. a little warmer than yesterday. not as refreshing as yesterday morning. short sleeve weather for this afternoon. let's look at the customer numbers. 63 in woodbridge. 68 thaksin no, 66 in reston. 68 in lexington park. 70 degrees downtown. 90 for the high tetris. mostly sunny, scattered clients. los humidity. the average high is 82. -- scattered clouds. lau to lisa baden -- now to lisa baden. >>> beltway travel and interstate travel look good. looks good out to the airport. the focus will be on neighborhood streets. we are very quiet. a good run in the mixing bowl in reston. back to you. >> thank you. >>> today could be the worst traffic they this area has seen in months. courtney robinson is along to 70 -- along 270. >> as we begin to see school buses and many commuters heading to work, we will seek a just and pick up. there's not much you can do. get ready to hit the brakes. >> it is part of living in the city. >> today will be one of forced traffic days in the metro region. people are back to work and back to school. >>
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Sep 10, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. >>> police in prince william county are hunting for a man who fool them into thinking he was a virginia state trooper. at around 11:00 p.m. tuesday, an officer stopped a black honda civic. police said the driver, sylvester small, told officers he was a state trooper. police discovered the truth after he left. now he is wanted of charges of impersonating a police officer. >>> a judge has ruled prosecutors may use statements given to detective swollen prison on other charges. the trial is scheduled to begin in october. he has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the case of john uribe. >>> -- in the case ofchandra levy. >> propane could have been shipped to 12 states including virginia and maryland. the improperly treated propane is involved in the investigation of a deadly explosion in massachusetts in july. >>> let's get to that story of the developing -- a developing story of a gas explosion in california. almost 40 homes were destroyed. some planes are still burning and rhett -- some flames are still burning, and rescuers are still looking for victims. >> this residential neighborho
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Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
between the american legion bridge and the springfield exit. looks good on 66 and 95 in virginia. 95 maryland, lingering goldwork, but it will not get anything to your travel. leaving the beltway and southbound into colombia, still getting the green light even with the lingering construction. no issues on the green lettuce, a total, 66, 270. back to you. >> thank you. >>> getting ready for hurricane earl, the category 4 is not expected to make landfall in the u.s., but state leaders are not taking chances. watches and warnings are in effect up and down the east coast. >> de virginia a's government will declare an emergency so that local agencies can be ready photograph happens. courtney robinson has the latest. >> many officials do not want residents or beach goers to be caught off guard, which is why we are seeing what is put into place. fema is deploying teams from the carolinas to main. north carolina does have a hurricane watch in place. virginia gov. bob mcdonnell will declare a state of emergency today. the hurricane greatest the caribbean islands, leaving damage, but no deaths
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Sep 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
coming out of rosslyn towards falls church, the left lane is closed. 95 virginia, the rohde board is gone. -- roadwork is gone. southbound at 32 there's roadwork that should be gone by the time you get there. the beltway travel books good, all 66 miles of it. back to you. >> thank you. >>> "we begin with a developing story out of springfield. a deadly shooting and the hunt for a suspect. >> fairfax county police found the man's body last night on the 6800 duffield aster drive. now the latest from courtney robinson. >> one man is dead at 6810 field and aster drive. -- fieldmaster dr. officers believe this is a possible home invasion. we are trying to get information from fairfax county police. 10:00 last night is when this happened. officers came out and we are hoping to speak with neighbors to get more information. this was not a random event. officers do not believe there is a threat to neighbors or police. this is an area of many single- family houses. it is a quiet neighborhood. it is in the orange hunt area. we will continue to monitor this situation to bring you the latest on
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Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
morning at 5:00 a.m. >> no labor day break for some virginia dmv employees. the agency will be open on monday on the holiday. they are trying to catch up on the backlog of cars licenses but on hold because of a computer -- driver's licenses put on hold because of a computer glitch gov. bob mcdonnell has ordered an independent review of the situation. law enforcement officers in six states are working together this weekend to catch drunk drivers. the effort began yesterday. maryland and virginia state police are among the agencies already in place. we want to return to our top story this friday. hurricane earl is weakening, but the effect is still being felt up and down the east coast. we go back to our meteorologist adam caskey in ocean city, maryland. good to see you again. >> we are on the south end, and this is one location famous for bigger waves. there is a big one coming in. big curlers come around. nobody allowed in the water right now. we could see waves slightly bigger than what we have right now. the worst of the storm is now up until 3:00, 3:30 this afternoon. we're talki
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Sep 26, 2010 12:05am EDT
south and west. this would be across western virginia, looking at the rain totals? 1-2 inches across the immediate metro, the potomac high lands, shenandoah valley, panhandle of west virginia, possibly 2-3 inches. a slow-moving system, potential of severe thunderstorms monday night and tuesday. we will keep the updated. partly cloudy, cool overnight, nighttime lows in the 50's. tomorrow morning, in the 60's, the sunshine peeks through, but quickly erodes as the clouds increase, showers develop. 68-73. these are the high temperatures. the extended outlook, warming just a little bit on monday, 74 degrees. a cloud cover and unstable air tuesday, 80 degrees, chance of thunderstorms. wednesday and thursday, as quickly as the rain arrives, it will move out. lots of sunshine, the high pressure, temperatures back into the middle, upper 70's. that is where we should be this time of year. we need the rain, only half an inch at dulles international this month. what is >> the rain deficit this year? >> about 7 inches at reagan national. >> coming up, a rising star at a local school. hey ella! hey. h
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Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
about 20 minutes ago with a tractor-trailer. that is the worst that you will see in virginia. 66 is seeing no delays. no problems on the beltway at all. all throughout maryland and virginia, it is clear. we are taking a look at the beltway at two a one. -- at 201. usually, there are all kinds of delays through these stretches, but for some reason, we are not seeing any delays on the beltway in any of these areas. maryland is looking good. >> coming up, a new medical discovery that could help millions of people who suffer from migraines. >> a teenager handcuffed in his home by an off-duty police officer. why the officer is in trouble with all. >> can the government have access to facebook and your e- mail account? access to facebook and your e- mail account? >> a california police officer finds himself on the other side of the lot tonight. >> officials are looking into whether he abused his authority when he handcuffed a boy that was in a sexual relationship with his stepdaughter. >> a uniformed police officer, a 15-year-old in handcuffs. there is much more to the scene. the officer
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
. overnight construction on the beltway in virginia is gone. traffic on the beltway at colesville, more neighbors are hitting the votes, but it is a steady pace. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 60 degrees outside on this wednesday morning. >> reggie bush takes his lumps. the former usc running back makes a major decision regarding the tainted heisman trophy. >> on "the oprah show", in 1987 and west virginia town erupted after an aids patient jumped into a community swimming pool. 23 years later, oprah goes back to find out if attitudes have changed. today at 4:00 on abc 7. >> the seattle storm defeated the atlanta dream 87-84 last night. a commanding two games to 1 in the best of five series. >> tim brant has sports. >> good morning. the nationals got a terrific performance from livan hernandez. the mets had lost six in the vowel. eight of their last 11. atlanta -- dez in alask and had a home run in the fourth with two rbis. they beat atlanta 6-0. let's go to baltimore. the big offensive explosion. the bottom of the fifth inning. , hit it to deep right field. what a turnaround in baltimo
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Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
they have lost. >>> investigators in another virginia community are trying to piece together what led to a deadly fire earlier this week. a 24-year-old and her son died when flames raced through their lorton town house on wednesday. her three other children survived after she dropped out of a second story window. >>> we are following a couple of developing story started in the district, crews are repaired a water main break. they are trying to fix the break near martin luther king avenue in southeast d.c. they are also cleaning up after a downed tree. there are traffic issues in that area this afternoon >>> in arlington, police say that a driver who had a medical emergency was responsible for a seven-car pileup on i-66 this morning. the cleanup is causing delays near the roosevelt bridge. four people were taken to hospital and there is no word on their condition. >>> investigators say suspect on the list should be considered armed and dangerous. there was a crash in southeast d.c. early this morning. courtney robinson brings us the latest. >> it was a series of crimes that led the
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Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
for joining us. this fast-moving fire broke out at the racetrack in virginia. we are live with the very latest and more of the video you can only see right here on abc7 news. >> the couple that live here in this woodbridge, returned from the race track where there were playing poker. there were gambling with their lives to save the horses. while capturing the fast-moving fire on their cell phone camera. >> how many horses are in there? >> they ran toward the hollywood casino. >> i felt my shoes were going to melt off of my feet. >> the fire quickly spread from one building to the next. they tried to pull as many horses from the stable. >> we were literally going from stall to stall. >> the billowing smoke inside and the fire quickly became too much. >> this group is on fire. you people need to move. the roof is on fire. och >> at least 25 horses were killed in the blaze that damaged three barnes. several of the horses raced at the track but the barns are not bound by the racetrack. is a a large race was held on sunday and the barns were fall. >> flames were shooting about 60 feet a
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Sep 7, 2010 3:05am EDT
ahead with it anyway. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four barns near the racetrack in charles town burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> san francisco police have arrested a daredevil climber who managed to scale a 58-story downtown building. stuntman dan goodwin, also known as skyscraper man, managed to climb up the city's millennium tower and unfurl an american flag at the top. it took good conserve win about three hours to scale the 645-foot residential building. goodwin used suction cups, not ropes, for that big climb. >> nothing stopped him. >>> here's another impressive man. a southern california man is nurse something sore feet this morning after setting a new world record for running in the sand. >> christian burke began his trek in hermosa beach at noon on sunday and ran for 24 straight hours. his idea was to raise money for the town's cash-poor schools which face a nearl
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Sep 24, 2010 2:35am EDT
was put to death in virginia. >> teresa lewis' case gained international attention not only because of her gender. also activists argued she lacked the intelligence to mastermind the crime. jim sciutto now reports from virginia's death row. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime. asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson, to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy. in a jail house interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i wsh i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only has an iq of 72. just 2 points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her for the defense concluded, teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices sonia sotomayor and ruth bader ginsburg, who voted to stay her execution. and thousands
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
arlington, virginia. >> thank you, gail. we will combat -- continue to bring you updates on the doctor and a suspect. >> the exclusive interview with the discovery hostages is getting a lot of attention tonight. that man james lee held them against their will and they talk about how they were able to escape. >> one of the hostages told oprah that he thought he had walked into a television show that was being filmed in the lobby of discovery that day, but when the gun man. his weapon at him, he knew it was the real deal -- but when the gun man pointed his weapon at him he knew it was the real deal. >> on the ground, on the ground -- those were the words that he heard from the gun man. they talked openly and candidly about the heroine ordeal of being held at gunpoint they told oprah today how he walked into the building just moments after his friend and co-worker is taking captive. >> i was coming in the second door and began man was wielding the gun at me -- a the gun man was wielding a gun at me and saying "get on the floor." >> the gun man worked at the local network. >> who told you to h
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Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. researchers at the university of virginia compared to those that have all in it and those that do not. the results were surprising. >> a federal agency is changing a crucial policy on illegal immigrants, apparently in response to a fatal collision in colusa county. partners at wtap radio first reported the story. if cracks the horrible collision -- >> the world book collision killed one sister and injured two other nuns. an illegal immigrant with two drum driving arrests through gasoline -- and drunk driving arrests threw gasoline on an hot topic.g the legislation would call for deportation. alesi previous policy did not previous policy did not call for a hold of the illegal aliens charged. the policy would lock of illegal aliens charged with d y and keep them there through the -- and charged with a d y and keep them there 3 the -- the policy would lock of illegal aliens charged illegaldui and keep them -- charged with a dui and keep them there until they are deported. >> they will most likely keep one charged with a violent offense rather than one charged with drunken driving. >>
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
take him to virginia today. he will hold a similar event in iowa this morning. >>> now to a developing story from across the atlantic the eiffel tower shut down again because of terrorist threats. law-enforcement agencies are working on credible threats. this is the second time in as many weeks. >> it really shows you what the world is starting to look at. i will give you some background and some degree of talking about last week. just a few days ago u.s. homeland security, janet napolitano, said authorities were seeing more terror activities from our broader, more diverse set of threats. today this is giving us 'ew evidence that perhaps what she was talking about. in paris on tuesday night officials evacuated the eiffel tower a#ter phone in threat. this is the second such evacuation in just two weeks. a senior u.s. official tells abc news this is a credible threat. it comes after the questioning of a captured to suspectesuspecn g. hottest. -- german jihadist. officials actually says some of these recruits are looking for the same german moscoque that members of 9/11 attende
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
anything trying to grow of the ground. nearly 90% of virginia is cooking with drought conditions. 100% of maryland is hot. >> some have received so little brain in their farm in virginia that his normally red apples look like golden delicious. >> still to come, the number of people in the sea with hiv is rising. a casino will open next week and linseed lohan is headed back to jail. >> mr. cole bear went to washington -- colbert went to capitol hill. not everybody was laughing. he made for some awkward moments. we are live from northwest washington. >> it was particularly awkward for the democrats that invited him to appear. >> comedian steven colbert of his you need brand of truth. what i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i hope that my star power can fund this hearing all the way up to c-span. >> he spent the day picking vegetables as part of a campaign. it offers you a citizens to replace them reform workers. just seven people showed up for work. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so many -- sold you am
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Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of virginia's state >>> virginia ashley has a budget surplus this year. -- virginia actually has a budget surplus. >> suzanne kennedy has a reaction to the 4% increase. >> the abc store would turn into a private business. that cocktail you order at dinner would cost you more. a change is brewing in the liquor business. up mcdonnell unveiled the plan to privatize liquor sales -- bob mcdonnell unveiled a plan. some question changing the restructuring of a system that has been in place for 75 years. >> if it's not broke, why fix it? >> permanent licenses for 1000 stores would be auctioned off. that would triple the number of liquor stores. the governor proposed this idea during the 2009 campaign, saying money would go to $8 billion in transportation needs. also proposed is a 4% tax on liquor. the manager of this bar opposes the idea. >> for people who are losing their jobs, finding it hard to make ends meet, the last thing they need is to be taxed more on something that can help them relax and take their minds off their worries. >> i do go out and it is more money out of my pocket. >>
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
andrews air force base, looks fine in virginia as well. no problem on all 66 miles of the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 6:12, 62 degrees. >> still to come, president obama speaks to the children. the commander-in-chief has a new book. >> good morning. i am courtney robinson live in wheaton. a communications meltdown on metro has left if customer is in danger. what that means for your morning commute, coming up. >> oil >>> it is primary day in maryland and the district. in d.c. the voters will cast their ballots in the mayor's race if between adrian fenty and vincent gray. they will choose candidates for several city offices. maryland voters will decide governor and other state, county, and other local offices. >>> the obama administration hopes a federal judge in florida will toss out a lawsuit by that state and 19 others over the new health-care reform laws. they say provisions requiring people to have held insurance or face tax penalties are unconstitutional. >>> d.c. says -- bp says crews of baghdad where drilling a relief well to permanently sealed blown-out oilwell in the
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
vowel, west virginia, 51. -- keyneysville. 82 degrees for the high temperature this afternoon. no big swings in the temperature expected anytime soon. 85 tomorrow with a slight chance of showers tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. >> traffic is slowing down in virginia along 66 eastbound into manassas. 28 centreville. 50 to 123. nville rd.the garrison vow the baltimore washington parkway is quiet. 270 southbound approaching 109. quiet crowd on route 4 and route 5 in maryland. looks good on route for ander route 5. 270 approaching 109 on the screen. back to you. >> thank you. >>> heisman trophy winner reggie bush is forfeiting his awards. he's giving back the trophy. the scandal over improper benefits when used with the university of southern california should not stand the dignity of the board, he says. he was awarded the trophy in 2005. the n.c.a.a. determined he and his family received gifts from two marketing agencies. >>> 61 degrees on this wednesday morning. >> coming up, toyota wants a judge to toss out in a lawsuit linked to acceleration problems. >> more bad news if you ride
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Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
taking chances. virginia will go into emergency mode to prepare for never the storm could bring. courtney robinson has more details from the satellite center. it's good it has been downgraded. >> it is. there's a hurricane watch in place in virginia on the coast. it has been almost 20 years since the hurricane had so much of the eastern seaboard in its sights. hurricane earl blew through the mile-per- with 135 - hour winds, leaving people without clean drinking water. it is expected to parallel the east coast, possibly present allen banks of north carolina. officials are preparing and many beachgoers are evacuating already. in ocean city, maryland to the town officials are preparing for the worst. lifeguards have rescued many swimmers from dangerous recurrence in the past few days. >> i never thought i would be in that position before. i was really scared. they got me alex. >> virginia is bracing as well, getting ready for a state of emergency. the current projections put it 200 miles off virginia beach. too close for comfort as it could send high wind, flooding, and a possible
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Sep 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
still on track to sideswipe the east coast, with hurricane watches for north carolina and virginia. evacuations are under way in north carolina this morning. sam is there. and we'll have the very latest for us this morning. >> it moved a little east overnight. still a serious threat. >>> our other top story, the president's address from his new oval office last night. saying after seven years of war in iraq, it's time to turn the page and focus on fixing our economy at home. the official handover ceremony takes place in baghdad today. 50,000 troops will remain in iraq. nearly 100,000 in afghanistan. we'll speak with the vice president about what comes next. >>> and a stunning end to the alaska senate race. republican lisa murkowski concedes the race to joe miller, in what may be one of the biggest upsets in the 2010 election. >> the tea party showing so much strength in the republican primaries. >>> we want to get straight to hurricane earl. it's been almost 20 years since a storm this massive threatens such a large portion of the east coast. our team is portioned across the storm
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Sep 29, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. he's in iowa and virginia today. two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? it's been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing the pastor in the sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from the 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. >> we're going to talk a little bit about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big, tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at floridians preparing for this. this storm was south of cuba yesterday and dropped as much as six inches of rain in some locations. so,
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Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
complete in triangle. northbound traffic is good. southbound in virginia there is a minor crash on the left side with traffic getting by unscathed to the right. nothing in and out of baltimore. traffic is good on the beltway. back to the news desk. >> of course our top story this morning, hurricane earl starting to make its way up the east coast now. the storm's wrath is now being felt in southeastern virginia. there is flooding in the outer banks. authorities will be out to check for any major damage. the beaches in ocean city, maryland have been closed. >> adam caskey continues our team coverage. good morning, adam. any problems yet out there? >> no real issues out here yet in ocean city. the weather is slowly deteriorating but it really is not that bad. it is clocking sustained winds, a little over 10-mile-per-hour with gusts a little in excess of 15-mile-per-hour. i'm steadily seeing those gusts slowly but surely increase as they have all night. the conditions slowly deteriorate. here is a look at the hurricane. it is 80 miles east-southeast of cape hateras reduced to a category 2
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